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Meri Wilson
Birth: Jun. 15, 1949
Aichi, Japan
Death: Dec. 28, 2002
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

Pop/Rock Singer. A singer and a member of 'Meri Wilson And the Wilsations.' Born in Japan, Wilson came from a military family, later attending the Indiana University of Music, and Georgia State University, where she earned her master's degree in music theory. After a car accident she was forced to wear a body cast for months, so she spent her time writing songs. After her recovery she began performing at the Underground Atlanta Club where she was discovered by the owner of the Dallas restaurant chain of Daddy's Money Restaurants, after he heard her singing and asked her to relocate to his hometown. She did and began appearing at Arthur's and the Pavillion, also trying to make ends meet by modelling and singing jingles. The same time she caught the attention of former 'Bloodrock' vocalist Jim Rutledge who introduced her to music producer, Owen 'Boomer' Castleman. Wilson began recording for his BNA Record Label and recorded her 1977 pop hit, 'Telephone Man' the story of a woman and her amorous adventures with her AT&T technician. The song hit the Billboard Top 20 in the United States and the Top Five in England, going gold on both sides. The song also became part of the 'Dr. Demento' radio show. Wilson then signed with the GRT Record Label and released her debut album, "First Take." Her later songs included, "Peter The Meter Reader," "Dick The DJ," "Santa's Coming," and "My Valentine's Funny," but they weren't successes like her first release. In 1999 Wilson released an updated version of 'Telephone Man' called 'Internet Man.' It became a drive-time radio airplay song, which resulted in her getting a deal with Time-Warner's imprint Grant. Her last album was released in 2002. (bio by: K) 
Oak Grove Cemetery
Sumter County
Georgia, USA
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Record added: May 30, 2003
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Thoughts and respect for a talented lady. God Bless xxx Lori xxx
- Lori Houston
 Added: Oct. 25, 2015

- mj
 Added: Jun. 15, 2015

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Jun. 15, 2015
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